Last Wednesday night, as I was methodically knitting away on Rebecca's second stocking, I suddenly realized that Jessica's preschool Halloween party was two days away (they don't have school this week), and I had yet to start her Hello Kitty hat! Whoops. Talk about feeling guilty, how could I have forgotten? So I got some white acrylic from my stash (I looked for bulky, I sure would have liked to have used that if I'd found any!) and did a little bit of Frankenstein knitting (cutting and splicing different bits of patterns from various places on the net and in my own brain) and came up with a rectangle that just naturally forms ears without any shaping. I totally got it done on time.
Hopefully, I'll have a non-blurry picture to post of the baby as Hello Kitty after Halloween, because she couldn't stand still enough for a photo after cupcakes and popcorn and marshmallow treats the day of the party. I didn't have to worry about making a tail because the girls informed me that HK only has a little stubby one and Jessie didn't want to worry about it. Whew.
So then I went back to knitting the socks, but guess what? When Rebecca put on the shoes that go with the fairy outfit, we realized there was no way they would fit with these thick worsted weight stockings on! Hours and hours of knitting and one and a half socks later, I'm scrapping the whole thing, going to Target tomorrow to look for a pair of white knee highs that I'll paint stripes on with fabric paint. If I can't find anything, I might just go ahead and paint her legs.
Needless to say, I guess I'm still not over SSS. But I kind of think I'm over Halloween already. Halloween costumes, anyway.